Subject: UBC SauderS3i - March Newsletter

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Integrating measurement into the investment process
By Jana Svedova

Impact measurement goes hand in hand with impact investing. It is one of the four core defining characteristics of this investment approach as defined by the Global Impact Investing Network and has been one of the main themes in the sector’s development. Although measurement is one of the last steps in integrating impact into the investment process, it must also be considered throughout the full investment process, from due diligence, to deal making, to post investment management.

It's that time of year: Propel 2017 registration is open! 

On May 24, during Social Enterprise Month, we invite you to join us at Propel 2017. The theme this year is: Reimagine Value. Join entrepreneurs and professionals pushing the boundaries of traditional mindsets and reimagining value out of broken systems. 

We will kick off the evening with a panel of founders from three global purpose-driven companies: Patrice Mousseau (founder, Satya Organics), Sam Goldman (co-founder, d.light), and Natalie Voland (President, Gestion Immobiliere Quo Vadis). Six up-and-coming impact entrepreneurs of the 2017 CCS iHub cohort will also share how they reimagine value and build global businesses for good.

Get your tickets now and join us at UBC Robson on May 24 for an evening of actionable inspiration! More information can be found on our event page.
Impact Investing News Roundup

Toniic contributes to SDG-focused impact investing through its SDG Impact Theme Framework.

It's time to invest in "zebra" companies. Unlike unicorns, zebras are real. And so are zebra companies - companies that are both profitable and can improve society.

ImpactAsset recaps five key insights on the state of impact investing following the US elections.

BlackRock has given notice to corporate boards that it is now expecting "demonstrable fluency on how climate risk affects the business."
Community News Roundup
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Congratulations to CCS iHub alumni Wize Monkey for winning three awards this year: 

• Best Mission-Based Product (at Expo West) 

• Best International Trade Award (at the Small Business BC Awards)

• Emerging Speciality Food Product of the Year Award (at the Specialty Food Expo and Conference). 


Events
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Toronto, Ontario
April 4-5, 2017

Skoll World Forum
Oxford, England
April 4-7, 2017

Vancouver, BC
May 17-19, 2017

Vancouver, BC
May 24, 2017

UBC students come in 3rd at the Global Challenge

Congratulations to the Kevin Fan and Sang Nam who placed 3rd at the national round of the Global Challenge. They did a great job presenting on how the abundant geothermal resources in developing countries can be used as an energy source. They have been invited to pitch for funding up to $10,000 in funding for their research project.
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